Daily Search Forum Recap: October 18, 2010

Oct 18, 2010 - 4:00 pm 0 by

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

  • Google PageRank Updating This Morning? October 2010
    I am seeing some early reports of a Google Toolbar PageRank update this morning. There are threads with discussion on the topic at DigitalPoint Forums and Google Webmaster Help. Plus if you search for [pagerank] on Twitter, you will see lots of people saying their site's PageRank has been updated. There is currently no thread at WebmasterWorld, but I suspect one to pop up some time this morning. The last reported PageRank update was in
  • My Very Own Google Birthday Logo
    Google is now showing personalized birthday Google logos for you, me and everyone else out there. Well, not everyone. It depends on a few conditions: (1) You have a Google Profile and; (2) You enter your birthday in your Google Profile and; (3) You visit Google.com on your birthday and; (4) You are logged into Google. If you follow all 4 conditions, then you will see this logo on the Google home page on your
  • Google's View of HTML5 In Terms Of SEO & Crawling
    HTML5 is a brand new (well, not so new) form of HTML that is growing in popularity every day. All the modern browsers tend to support rendering HTML5 with no problems. It is widely the optimal choice for smart phone browsers and more and more sites are adopting it. But what about GoogleBot? Can Google crawl HTML5? Does Google pick up any additional factors from HTML5 to give your site a boost in the search
  • Google Maps Reviews Now Divides Google User Reviews From Others
    Google's Helen L. posted a Google Places Help thread informing business owners that from now on the reviews on Google Maps, the Google Place pages, will differentiate between those left by Google users and those captured from other places on the web. Helen from the Google Maps team said: As of this morning, we've updated the way reviews show up on your Place Page. Now, reviews from other sites will show up under a header
  • Sphinn Now Accepting Submissions Via Twitter
    Sphinn is trying something new, Twitter submissions. You can tweet tips to @sphinn and moderators will monitor the account and review all submissions sent via Twitter. How does it work? Just send a tweet in the format of [tip @sphinn]. For example to submit a tip to Sphinn for my last video recap, all you need to do is tweet: tip @sphinn https://www.seroundtable.com/archives/023103.html This is not a new idea. I believe Techmeme was the first
  • Buying a Used Domain? Submit a Reconsideration Request to Google
    There is a story of a web site owner who switched from an old domain to a new one he just acquired. The issue is, it seems like the new domain the owner switched to was penalized in Google before. The story is at a Google Webmaster Help thread, where the site owner said, "I did a domain name change a little over a month ago. For the first week everything was amazing and I

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